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I cann't connect to my switch

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i want connect to my switch 3com super stack 3 - 26 port for do configer

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Your superstack 3 should have a 9 pin male connector at the back labeled "console port" you need to connect this to your serial interface on your pc or laptop. With 3Com you also need to set your baud rate to 19200 as this the default for 3Com.

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The primary connection method for those switches would be serial connection. In the box there should have been a DB9 serial to RJ45 cable. Hyperterminal default settings would allow you to connect.

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Hi ! I think this solution should be approached. Because this procedure is the same for switches 3Com and HP A-series with Comware OS.

1. Connect light blue console cable between a computer (serial) and the 3COM switch (RJ45 console port)

2. Open PUTTY or Xshell or HyperTerminal with a serial connection and the following settings (19200, 8, 1, N) If not connected may use 9600 or 115200 bps

Starting......

************************************************************************
* *
* 3COM 2928-SFP Plus BOOTROM, Version 119 *
* *
************************************************************************
Creation Date : Feb 3 2010
CPU L1 Cache : 32KB
CPU Clock Speed : 333MHz
Memory Size : 128MB
Flash Size : 128MB
CPLD Version : 002
PCB Version : Ver.B
Mac Address : 002473959EC8


4. When "Press Ctrl-B to enter Extended Boot menu..." appears, press "CTRL+B"

Press Ctrl-B to enter Extended Boot menu...0
Please input BootRom password:

BOOT MENU

5. Press "7" to "Skip current system configuration"

1. Download application file to flash
2. Select application file to boot
3. Display all files in flash
4. Delete file from flash
5. Modify BootRom password
6. Enter BootRom upgrade menu
7. Skip current system configuration
8. Set BootRom password recovery
9. Set switch startup mode
0. Reboot

Enter your choice(0-9): 7



7. Press "Y" to skip the current config at next reboot


The current setting will run with current configuration file when reboot.
Are you sure you want to skip current configuration file when reboot? Yes or
No (Y/N):Y
Setting...Done!


8. Now Press "0" to reboot the switch


BOOT MENU

1. Download application file to flash
2. Select application file to boot
3. Display all files in flash
4. Delete file from flash
5. Modify BootRom password
6. Enter BootRom upgrade menu
7. Skip current system configuration
8. Set BootRom password recovery
9. Set switch startup mode
0. Reboot

Enter your choice(0-9): 0



9. The switch will reboot, allow it to fully boot this time


Starting......

************************************************************************
* *
* 3COM 2928-SFP Plus BOOTROM, Version 119 *
* *
************************************************************************
Creation Date : Feb 3 2010
CPU L1 Cache : 32KB
CPU Clock Speed : 333MHz
Memory Size : 128MB
Flash Size : 128MB
CPLD Version : 002
PCB Version : Ver.B
Mac Address : 002473959EC8


Press Ctrl-B to enter Extended Boot menu...0
Starting to get the main application file--flash:/S2900-CMW520-R1101P09.bin!...
..........................................................................
The main application file is self-decompressing................................
...............................................................................
.........................Done!
System is starting...
Configuration file is skipped.
User interface aux0 is available.

10. Press "Enter", you will not need a password to login.

Press ENTER to get started.
<3Com Baseline Switch>
#Apr 26 12:00:16:292 2000 3Com Baseline Switch SHELL/4/LOGIN:
Trap 1.3.6.1.4.1.43.45.1.10.2.2.1.1.3.0.1<h3cLogIn>: login from Console VMadmin.co.uk
%Apr 26 12:00:16:461 2000 3Com Baseline Switch SHELL/4/LOGIN: Console login from aux0
<3Com Baseline Switch>

11. Now type "initialize" to delete the configuration file and reboot the switch once more, Press "Y" to accept reboot.

<3Com Baseline Switch>initialize
The startup configuration file will be deleted and the system will be rebooted. Continue? [Y/N]:Y
Please wait...
#Apr 26 12:00:33:537 2000 3Com Baseline Switch DEV/1/REBOOT:
Reboot device by command.

%Apr 26 12:00:33:641 2000 3Com Baseline Switch DEV/4/SYSTEM REBOOT:
System is rebooting now.

12. The switch will full start up again, this time completely factory reset.

Starting......

************************************************************************
* *
* 3COM 2928-SFP Plus BOOTROM, Version 119 *
* *
************************************************************************
Creation Date : Feb 3 2010
CPU L1 Cache : 32KB
CPU Clock Speed : 333MHz
Memory Size : 128MB
Flash Size : 128MB
CPLD Version : 002
PCB Version : Ver.B
Mac Address : 002473959EC8


Press Ctrl-B to enter Extended Boot menu...0
Starting to get the main application file--flash:/S2900-CMW520-R1101P09.bin!...
..........................................................................
The main application file is self-decompressing................................
...............................................................................
.........................Done!
System is starting...
Startup configuration file does not exist.
User interface aux0 is available.

13. Press "Enter", then enter the username "admin" and password "<blank>". Press "Enter" and you will be logged in.

Press ENTER to get started.

Login authentication


Username:admin
Password:
<3Com Baseline Switch>
#Apr 26 12:00:19:811 2000 this article is from VMadmin.co.uk 3Com Baseline Switch SHELL/4/LOGIN:
Trap 1.3.6.1.4.1.43.45.1.10.2.2.1.1.3.0.1<h3cLogIn>:admin login from Console
%Apr 26 12:00:19:981 2000 3Com Baseline Switch SHELL/4/LOGIN: admin login from aux0
<3Com Baseline Switch>
<3Com Baseline Switch>

14. If you type "summary" you will see all the switch details.

Amongst these details are the IP address of the switch. If you have DHCP on your network this switch is connected to it will receive one as in my case below, so I can now configure the rest via a web browser.

If not you can use the "ipsetup" command to set a static management IP and access via a web browser.


<3Com Baseline Switch>summary
Select menu option: Summary
IP Method: DHCP
IP address: 192.168.1.250
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Default gateway: 192.168.1.254

Current boot app is: flash:/S2900-CMW520-R1101P09.bin
Next main boot app is: flash:/s2900-cmw520-r1101p09.bin
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3Com Corporation
3Com Baseline Switch 2928-SFP Plus Software Version 5.20 Release 1101P09
Copyright (c) 2004-2010 3Com Corp. and its licensors. All rights reserved.
3Com Baseline Switch 2928-SFP Plus uptime is 0 week, 0 day, 0 hour, 1 minute

3Com Baseline Switch 2928-SFP Plus
128M bytes DRAM
128M bytes Nand Flash Memory
Config Register points to Nand Flash

Hardware Version is REV.B
CPLD Version is 002
Bootrom Version is 119
[SubSlot 0] 24GE+4SFP Hardware Version is REV.B

<3Com Baseline Switch>



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